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As you were aged 18 or over at the time your booking was made, you are considered to be your own Legal Guardian. The important information below is therefore directed to yourself; however, if you feel there are other family members (including parents) who may wish to know details of our supervision regimes and other important practical points, it is your responsibility to pass this on to them.
ORA takes the safety and welfare of students very seriously. To view our Safeguarding Policy, please click here.
Oxford Royale Summer Schools staff are always present in campus buildings, including overnight.
All Oxford Royale Summer Schools courses include a range of social and extra-curricular activities. However, we appreciate that on occasion students may want to explore Oxford independently. The flexibility students are permitted in their free time depends on their age and course choice, as follows:Students are permitted to leave the campus grounds for shopping, sightseeing and similar activities at times specified by the Programme Director provided that they:
Students are forbidden from leaving the campus grounds after curfew.
If the student is on a Type B course, they may be required to leave the campus grounds unsupervised in order to reach their classrooms, which may be a short walking distance away. Other activities including cultural, sporting, and social activities may also be scheduled to take place outside the Campus grounds and students may need to reach those venues unsupervised. Students will be informed where supervision for making their way to lessons or other activities will be provided; if they are not so informed, they should assume that they are to make their way unsupervised. In such cases, the Student must always sign out of the campus following the procedures set out above.
Students attending courses foir ages 16 to 18 should have no need to use public transport, and so are prohibited from doing so unless given written permission from a senior staff member.
A register will be taken to ensure all students are present multiple times during every day, as follows:
Please note that students resident at Yarnton Manor will be provided with lunch, which is included in the overall price of the course. Students aged 16-18 who are not resident at Yarnton Manor are not provided with lunch. There are many sandwich shops, cafes and restaurants in Oxford where students can buy lunch.
If a student is planning to leave the course overnight or on weekends they need to ask their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to complete and sign an exeat form and to fax or email it to the Campus office. An exeat form is required for each instance, showing: date and time of departure, destination, contact phone number details and expected time of return. Exeat forms must be presented to the Campus office at least 24 hours in advance of departure. The Programme Director at the student's campus will decide whether a student is authorised to leave campus, or not.
Certain breaches of ORA’s Rules and Regulations will lead to the immediate expulsion of the student. These are as follows:
If parents or guardians wish to contact Oxford Royale Summer Schools while their child is attending a course with us, they should do so by contacting the Programme Director of the campus at which their child is based. Contact telephone numbers for campuses will be made available to all students nearer to the summer.
The Terms and Conditions and Rules and Regulations for our courses are presented here.
Independent study and exploration of the wonderful city in which the programmes take place is a big part of the programme for students aged 19-25. When leaving campus, students are requested to keep the staff at their accommodation site informed, for reasons of fire safety. A signing out book will be available for students to document their departure from campus. On arrival, students will also be encouraged to save the mobile telephone number of the emergency phone for their campus into their own mobile / cell phones, so they can contact the office whilst away from campus, should they need to do so for any reason.
Students are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct for students attending courses for ages 19-25, available here. We would particularly like to draw your attention to the following:
If you have any questions about the above information, please don’t hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or over the telephone on + 44 (0) 1865 954800.
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, a company registered in England as company number 6045196. Registered office: 14 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.